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Scottie Pippen says 1995-96 Chicago Bulls would dominate current Warriors roster

Sunday, the Golden State Warriors trounced the Portland Trail Blazers 136-111, lifting their season record to 69-8, and leaving them just four wins shy – out of five remaining games – of surpassing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the best regular season record in NBA history. Yet, as good as the Warriors have been, they’re not getting any respect from Bull Hall-of-Famer Scottie Pippen.

When asked in a recent interview how the Warriors would match up with his former club, the never shy Pippen said his Bulls team would sweep the W’s.

Quoted by ESPN, Pippen said, “Bulls in four [games].”

Of course, when it comes to shutting down the Warriors, it means first shutting down reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry. And who does Pippen think would draw that assignment? Pippen himself, of course.

“I think that my size and length would bother [Curry] a little bit,” said Pippen, adding that he thought he would hold Curry to fewer than 20 points.

Pippen was a key contributor on both ends of the court when he teamed with Michael Jordan to help the Bulls win six NBA championships, including three in a row from 1996 to 1998.

The Bulls went 72-10 in the 1995-96 season before beating the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA Finals. With Sunday’s victory, the Warriors rebounded from their first home loss in over a year suffered Friday night at the hands of the Boston Celtics. With five opportunities to get four total wins, the Warriors stand a good chance of pushing Pippen and the Bulls out of at least one spot in the record book.

Photo Credit: Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group

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